Liverpool told £50m+ price-tag for midfield target

Liverpool have been informed of the price-tag of one of their summer targets.

According to Fabrizio Romano, Liverpool are informed on the potential transfer of Inter Milan midfielder Nicolo Barella, which will cost more than £50m.

Barella has a contract at the San Siro until 2026, but Inter Milan’s financial situation means they are under more pressure to sell.

The 26-year-old joined Inter Milan in 2020 after a loan spell with the Nerazzurri and has gone on to make 187 appearances, scoring 20 and assisting 44 in the process.

But whilst Barella would be a quality signing, it seems that for the time being, Liverpool are focusing on Khephren Thuram and Manu Kone as priority targets in the middle of the park, according to Romano, who has made it clear that Barella does not seem to be available:

“Liverpool are informed on the Nicolo Barella situation. They are aware that Inter Milan in principle want to keep Barella and have no intention to let him go,” Romano said.

“The recently reported £50m fee is absolutely not enough to get Barella. In case this stance would change later in the window, Liverpool keep appreciating Barella, but their focus now is also on Khephren Thuram and Manu Kone as priorities in midfield.”

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Josh Barker

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